Thursday, 27 February 2014

Venus Hunting

Many thanks to Derryck Morton, who lives in Devon, for this picture of Venus and the waning crescent moon taken yesterday morning at 5.30 on his way to work.  It shows a conjunctions that's sometimes called 'Venus hunting' - the moon being seen as her bow.

Derryck wanted to know whether we had seen it: we hadn't because, although we were up early to get into Fort William, clouds covered the sky.  However, both Venus and the moon were visible this morning, intermittently between the clouds, but never together.

Following the recent blog about the aurora, I'm grateful to Andrew Pote for a link to a local magnetometer on Mull, which should help with our aurora hunting - it's here.

No comments:

Post a Comment